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Qatar releases two seized Iranian barges

Bushehr, Two Iranian barges seized by Qatar have been released, according to Iran's Foreign Ministry director for consular affairs in southern Iranian city of Bushehr Kimiya Zare.

Zare said on Monday that the two barges which belonged to citizens of Bushehr and had 15 staff members on board, were seized by Qatar for nine months and their sailors were detained.

She said that following the efforts by the Iranian side, the sailors were acquitted and the barges were released.

One of the two barges has already returned to Bushehr, the official said.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency IRNA

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